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Welcome to Class 2

We have settled in well in Class 2. We have a busy term ahead so please check on the website calendar to keep up to date with what we are doing.

Autumn term letter

 

                                                                                                                                Thursday 14th September 2017

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Welcome back to an exciting new term in Class 2.  “Community” is a theme for the school for the year and will thread through our work in various subjects.

 

Literacy will begin with work on traditional stories and we will be writing our own versions. We will be reading and writing poems and information texts related to different curriculum areas. Immediately after half term we are having a very special two days learning about Falconry with an expert bringing real birds to us. This will lead to lots of writing developing non-fiction, story writing and poetry.

 

In Maths we will cover the number system, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, units of measure including time and money and shape each half term.

 

Science will cover Light and Shadow in the first half term and Electricity in the second, with lots of investigations and links with Design Technology, making mechanisms which use a switch and making our own switches.  They are also learning about woodland by visiting Stowe Barton, which links well with the History and Geography topic about life in Britain in Anglo-Saxon times.

 

Years 3 and 4 have Forest School in the first half term and will be learning team building and problem solving skills as well as Art activities outdoors including using clay.

 

In RE we are learning about Sikhism and have a visit from Daya, a local Sikh teacher, coming up in September. We will also be celebrating Harvest. In the second half term we are looking at stories about Jesus and what they mean to Christians.

 

Our Personal, Social and health Education will focus on friendship and trust and how to keep safe in different situations including phoning 999 and keeping safe on roads.

 

PE with Ben will include football then hockey.  In the second half term Mrs Johns will be teaching  dance but in the first half term we have a yoga teacher for an hour a week alongside the class teachers.  Mrs Heard will be working with the children on a Robin Hood musical and then Christmas songs. In French we will be learning numbers, colours and some French songs.

 

In ICT this term we will focus on producing our own graphic art, algorithms for set tasks  and we will also be covering aspects of e-safety regarding digital citizenship.

 

We are really excited about the learning we have planned and are looking forward to the term.

 

The Class 2 team